Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated July 2016

Local Wildlife Sites are identified as the most important areas for biodiversity outside statutory designated sites. They are selected and designated for their locally important, distinctive, and threatened habitats and species. This is in order to protect them from inappropriate development and promote the conservation of their biodiversity. There are around sixty Barnsley local wildlife sites.

Local Wildlife Sites are not given special legal protection, but designation as a Local Wildlife site is a material consideration in any planning  application for development or change of use, and their conservation management is encouraged if not enforced.


Legislation is however in place for the general protection of many plant, bird and animal species in the wild.

 1 Western Moors, SE150020

 2 Whitley Edge, SE189049

 3 Broadstone Reservoir, SE193063

 4 Ingbirchworth Reservoir, SE214060

 5 Royd Moor Reservoir, SE222048

 6 Scout Dyke Reservoir, SE 233048

 7 Small Shaw & High Bank, SE 05043

 8 Hartcliff Hill, SE221018

 9 Brock Holes, SE228013

10 Hollin and Spring Woods, SE228013

11 Gunthwaite Dam/Clough Wood, SE245062

12 Margery Wood, SE275057

13 North Wood, SE274048

14 Royd, Vicar, Lindley & Coates Great Woods, SE278038

15 Black Moor Common, SE275007

16 Silkstone Fall Wood, SE 93059

17 Daking Brook, SE224064 SE371091

18 Mag Wood Meadow, SE299013

19 deleted (Vicar Wood Meadow)

20 Hugset Wood, SE304068

21 Falthwaite & Lowe Wood, SE315035

22 Stainborough Park, SE323034

23 Rockley Woods, SE330018

24 Worsbrough Reservoir, SE347034

25 Barnsley Canal at Wilthorpe, SE336084

26 Cliffe Wood, SE365067

27 Carlton Marsh, SE 370900

28 Stairfoot Disused Railway, SE373064

29 Wombwell Wood, SE378025

30 Short Wood & Hay Green, SE353017

31 Sunny Bank, Horse Carr & Storrs Wood, SE389066

32 Hood Green Pastures, SE312032

33 Redbrook Pastures, SE322071

34 West Haigh Wood, SE425085

35 Edderthorpe Ings, SE413068

36 Broomhill Flash & Wombwell Ings, SE416047

37 Gipsy Marsh, SE418023

38 Old Moor & Wath Ings, SE430023

39 Bolton-on-Dearne wetland, SE458031

40 Forge & Tin Mill Rocher, SE294992

41 Wharncliffe Chase and Wood, SK 315945

42 West Wood, SK334987

43 Sowell Pond, SK338997

44 Black Lane, SK365983

45 Skiers Spring Wood, SK369994

46 Elsecar Reservoir, SK382994

47 Hoyland Bank Wood, SE272105

48 Bretton Park, SE283123

49 Barnsley Canal, SE370125

50 Wogden Foot, SE175026

51 Barrow Colliery, SE361028

52 deleted (Brierley Meadows)

53 Kendal Scrub Green, SE340037

54 Old Mill Lane Culvert Bat Roost, SE351072

55 Parkhill Nature Reserve, SE405030

56 Potter Holes Plantation, SE993343

57 Swaithe Flood Meadows, SE380042

58 Wool Greaves Meadow, SE268058

59 Thurgoland Glow Worm site, SE293003

60 Rabbit Ings

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Local Wildlife Sites in Barnsley

This list is regularly reviewed and other sites in Barnsley may warrant Local Wildlife Site status.

Note: Local Wildlife Sites are often on private land and, as such, there is no right of public access because of their status.

Local designated sites

A Local Wildlife Sites Panel meets to identify and designate a comprehensive range of Local Wildlife Sites.


It is made up of representatives of Barnsley Council, Barnsley Biodiversity Trust, and other partner organisations that have a remit to protect and enhance biodiversity in Barnsley.

 

Local Wildlife Sites are a material consideration in planning applications.


Defra: Local Sites: Guidance on their identification, selection and management


Other links:

Defra: protected sites guidance


1. Western Moors:  Upland Heathland, Blanket Bog, Purple Moor Grass and Rush Pasture, Upland Flushes, Fen and Swamps, River

2. Whitley Edge: Lowland Heathland, Purple Moor Grass and Rush Pasture, unimproved acid grassland, - a heath/acid grassland matrix.

3. Broadstone Reservoir: Reservoir, Lowland Heathland, River, unimproved acid grassland, - a heath/acid grassland matrix

4. Ingbirchworth Reservoir: Reservoir, Lowland Heathland, unimproved acid grassland, River,

5. Royd Moor Reservoir: Reservoir, Lowland Heathland, unimproved acid grassland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland,

6. Scout Dike Reservoir: Reservoir, Lowland Heathland, Purple Moor Grass and Rush Pasture, River.  

7. Small Shaw and High Bank: Lowland Heathland, part of a much larger set of habitats of heath and acid grassland

8. Hartcliff Hill: Lowland Heathland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, acid grassland and marshy grassland, scrub – mosaic, Rivers

9. Brock Holes: Lowland Heathland, acid grassland and marshy grassland, scrub – mosaic, springs/streams

10.Hollin and Spring Woods: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Rivers,

11.Gunthwaite Dam and Clough Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland, Ponds, Rivers,

12.Margery Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds,

13.North Wood: Ancient woodland Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland,

14.Royd, Vicar, Lindley and Coates Great Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland,

15.Black Moor Common: Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Lowland Dry Acidic Grassland, Lowland Heathland, Scrub – nearby river corridor

16.Silkstone Fall Wood: Ancient woodland (partly planted), Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds,  

17.Daking Brook: River, -stream with White-clawed Crayfish

18.Mag Wood Meadow: Lowland Meadow / Neutral grassland

20. Hugset Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland,

21.Falthwaite and Lowe Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds, River, grasssland

22.Stainborough Park: Wood Pasture and Parkland, Lowland Dry Acidic Grassland, Ponds, Veteran Trees

23.Rockley Woods: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland, Rivers, Ponds

24.Worsborough Reservoir: Reservoir, Wet Woodland, Reedbeds, River, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland.  

25.Barnsley Canal at Wilthorpe: Floodplain and Grazing Marsh, Ponds, Lowland Meadows/Neutral Grassland, Lowland Dry Acidic Grassland, Rivers, Wet woodland/willow carr

26.Cliff Wood: Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Rivers, Ponds,

27.Carlton Marsh: Ponds, Neutral Grassland, Swamp, Reedbed

28.Stairfoot Disused Railway: Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds, Rivers., grasslands, scrub

29.Wombwell Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds. Remnants of heath.

30.Short Wood and Hay Green: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland, Lowland Meadow, semi-improved neutral grassland, with a species-poor hedgerow.

31.Sunny Bank, Horse Carr and Storrs Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, some unimproved neutral grassland.

32.Hood Green Pastures: Lowland Dry Acidic Grassland (NVC U4+U5), Hedgerow.  

33.Redbrook Pastures: Lowland Meadows / neutral grassland. Two fields with clearly visible traces of ridge and furrow. Pred

34.West Haigh Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland, Lowland Heathland (small amount),

35.Edderthorpe Ings: Ponds,  marshy and neutral grassland, marginal and swamp habitats and small areas of scrub and woodland.

36.Broomhill Flash: Floodplain and Grazing Marsh, Ponds.

37.Gipsy Marsh: Ponds, Lowland Meadow, Fen, Heath.

38.Old Moor and Wath Ings: Floodplain and Grazing Marsh, Lowland Meadows, Reedbeds,

39.Bolton-on-Dearne Wetland: Floodplain and Grazing Marsh, Ponds

40.Forge Rocher and Tin Mill Rocher: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds, Rivers,

41.Wharncliffe Chase and Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Lowland Dry Acid Grassland, Ponds, Rivers,

42.West Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Rivers,

43.Sowell Pond: Pond,

44.Black Lane: Hedgerow

45.Skiers Spring Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous woodland

46.Elsecar Reservoir: Reservoir, Wet Woodland (willow carr, swamp), River, modified neutral grassland

47.Hoyland Bank Wood: Ancient woodland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Wet Woodland, Ponds, River,

48.Bretton Park: Lake, Wood Pasture and Parkland, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds,  

49.Barnsley Canal: Reedbeds, Hedgerows

50.Wogden Foot: Open Mosaic on Previously Developed Land. A mix of acidic, neutral and calcareous grassland habitats

51.Barrow Colliery Site: Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland

52.Brierley Meadows: Lowland Dry Acidic Grassland - deleted

53.Kendal Scrub Green: Lowland Meadows, Hedgerows, Scrub, adjacent to wooded wildlife corridor

54.Old Mill Lane Culvert Bat Roost: Standing water, River, Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland,

55.Parkhill Nature Reserve: Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland, Ponds,

56.Potter Holes Plantation: Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland

57.Swaithe Flood Meadows: river corridor habitats

58.Wool Greaves Meadows: Lowland Meadows, Lowland Dry Acid Grassland, Hedgerows

59.Glow Worm Site, Thurgoland

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Habitats within Local Wildlife Sites.

The habitats found in Local Wildlife Sites include almost all the priority habitats found in Barnsley:

 - its woodland, blanket bog, heathland, grassland. wetlands and water bodies …